A Rendez-vous with India’s Frida Kahlo

Amrita Sher-Gil, a name with which I was very familiar, an artist I had heard much about and whose works I knew from the lovely coffee table book at my best friend's place. So when the NGMA had a retrospective, I knew I had to go, even though it is no longer in my backyard. … Continue reading A Rendez-vous with India’s Frida Kahlo

Book Review : Girl With A Pearl Earring

A student handed this book to me last weekend after a discussion about art and novels inspired by art works during the previous weekend class, asking me to read it. The minute I saw the cover, I knew that this would be one of those books I would not be able to set aside till … Continue reading Book Review : Girl With A Pearl Earring

Rendez-vous with Pollock and Basquiat

Jackson Pollock (2000) directed by Ed Harris The first film I saw during Desi Pardesi at the NGMA, Pollock was a film I wanted to see for several reasons. Till last year I knew nothing about Pollock, except that he featured on a tee-shirt I'd bought in France with the faces of the most famous … Continue reading Rendez-vous with Pollock and Basquiat

Sundays at NGMA.

The Bangalore chapter of the National Gallery of Modern Art, is situated on Palace road, not far from the Alliance Française, so when a student spoke about an exhibition of photographs by Homai Vyarawalla (see this Themeefy for more information), I decided to go there that very day. I was enchanted even before I saw … Continue reading Sundays at NGMA.

Book Review : “Provenance : How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art.”

They say one must not judge a book by its cover, yet some of the more interesting books I've read in the last one year, were picked up primarily for their cover. Just like "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana" the cover of Provenance by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo, with it's brilliant hues, made me pick it out … Continue reading Book Review : “Provenance : How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art.”

A Letter from Courbet

I saw several films, during the screening of films about the "Grands Maîtres d'Art" organized over 4 weekends at the NGMA (Bangalore) in collaboration with the Alliance Française. The two films that stayed with me and I would strongly recommend to everybody interested in art, whether a novice or an expert are  “La Danse et Degas” … Continue reading A Letter from Courbet

Dimanche matin avec Degas et ses danseuses.

Le mois dernier, la Gallérie Nationale d'Art Moderne à Bangalore a organisé une projection de films documentaires sur des grands maîtres d'art en collaboration avec l'Alliance Française. J'ai pu assister quelques films dont j'ai beaucoup apprécié "La Danse et Degas." Réalisé par Mischa Scorer le documentaire trace l'obsession de Degas pour les danseuses de ballet. … Continue reading Dimanche matin avec Degas et ses danseuses.